Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Summer Open Institutes in June


Sentence Sense

June 16-17, 2015, Fargo, ND, 8:00-4:30 pm, Carl Ben Eielson Middle School
June 23-24, Grand Forks, ND, 8:00-4:30 pm, Merrifield Hall 312, UND campus
Eligible for one continuing education credit*

Instructors: Nancy Devine, RRVWP Writer in Residence, and Pam Fisher, RRVWP Co-Director


Description
Learn how to write more effectively through generating quality sentences. In this class, participants will explore various sentence writing strategies, analyze models for sentence generation, examine sentence-level syntax, learn to manipulate syntax to create varying effects for readers, and explore how sentences relate to each other. Participants will generate their own sentences, analyze them, revise them, and discuss the strategies used. They will also consider how sentence strategies can be used to scaffold students K-16.

Objectives
Participants in this mini-institute will…
•explore various sentence-generating strategies
•learn how to manipulate syntax to effect different reader responses
•carry into classrooms the strategies learned in order to scaffold student learning.

Course Requirements
Participants will be expected to attend all 15 hours of class, actively participate through writing, reading, and discussion during class, complete assigned homework, and complete all necessary paperwork and evaluations.

*Pending university approval